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Step 3 involves analyzing the data and documenting the results so that it can be shared with others. Use averages, counts, percents and rates in charts, tables and graphs to summarize your data. More sophisticated techniques of analyzing and summarizing data include ANOVA(analysis of variance), and regression analysis. A simple report format is provided below:
(1) Assessment Question (s): These are the questions listed in the first column of the assessment plan you developed in the previous stage. These questions should not be confused with the questions that you may have developed for a student or faculty survey. Assessment questions are questions that you ask about various components of your program/unit and how they work to produce your intended outcomes. Questions on a survey given to students or faculty lead to responses that enable you to determine whether a specific component of your program is working or not.
(2) Outcome(s) Addressed: These are the outcomes (service and learning outcomes) listed in the last 2 columns of your Program Logic Model and are the focal point of your assessment questions listed in point 1 above.
(3) Data Collection and Method (s) of Analysis: Provide a brief summary of the methods you used to collect and analyze your data.
(4) Results of Assessment: Highlight your major findings by creating bullet points. While a few chart, graphs or tables may be used most stakeholders do not have the time to review detailed results. More detailed information such as the actual survey questionnaire, charts, graphs, and narrative should be placed in an appendix as supporting documentation of your assessment efforts.
(5) Follow-up Actions(s): In this section, indicate what actions you will take as a result of your assessment and when changes will be implemented.